SOFAA

The Society of Fine Art Auctioneers And Valuers (SOFAA) was formed in 1973 to represent fine art and antiques auctioneers and valuers in the UK. Its membership includes a significant number of the leading provincial and specialist salerooms.


Lawyer alerts industry to unwitting bribe risk

07 July 2008

AUCTIONEERS at the latest Society of Fine Art Auctioneers and Valuers (SOFAA) seminar were visibly shocked as they learnt how easy it is to become an unwitting party to a bribe.

SOFAA announce £1000 essay contest

06 March 2008

The Society of Fine Art Auctioneers and Valuers are to award a £1000 prize in a competition for the best industry-related essay by a junior employee of a SOFAA-registered company.

Auction law conference

18 December 2006

SIGN up now for the joint RICS/SOFAA Auction Law Conference which will take place in London on Monday, January 22.

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Stewart-Lockhart takes over the reins at SOFAA

18 December 2006

CLIVE Stewart-Lockhart has been elected as the new chairman of The Society of Fine Art Auctioneers & Valuers (SOFAA).

SOFAA awards

08 November 2005

Second year student Claire Playle and third year student Sharon Hall were the recipients of the Christopher Weston/SOFAA bursaries at the AGM of the Society of Fine Art Auctioneers and Valuers at Wilton House, near Salisbury on October 31.

SOFAA’s new honours

07 July 2005

THE Society of Fine Art Auctioneers and Valuers welcomed six new Honorary Associate Members at their biannual dinner in London last week.

Weston and SOFAA fund Southampton bursaries

18 January 2005

STUDENTS at Southampton Institute will benefit from a five-year bursary programme set up by the Society of Fine Art Auctioneers and Valuers and funded by former SOFAA chairman Christopher Weston.

Cheffins swell SOFAA’s ranks

31 March 2004

CHEFFINS of Cambridge have joined the Society of Fine Art Auctioneers and Valuers, swelling the association’s ranks of auction firm members to 34, including many of the biggest names in the business.

SOFAA look to attract smaller firms

02 February 2004

The Society of Fine Art Auctioneers and Valuers have announced a new subscription structure in the hope of broadening their membership to include smaller firms of valuers.

SOFAA re-elect Ewbank

12 January 2004

The Society of Fine Art Auctioneers and Valuers have re-elected Surrey auctioneer Chris Ewbank as chairman and welcomed to new members to the management committee.

SOFAA welcomes students

17 November 2003

SOUTHAMPTON Institute is looking forward to a brighter future after the Society of Fine Art Auctioneers and Valuers confirmed approval of the BA (FAV) degree course and launched student membership.

SOFAA fete industry stalwarts

29 September 2003

THE Society of Fine Art Auctioneers have awarded a number of Honorary Associate memberships to leading industry figures. The awards were announced by SOFAA chairman Chris Ewbank at the society’s dinner, held last week at the Royal Thames Yacht Club in Knightsbridge.

SOFAA swell ranks with two leading auctioneers

27 January 2003

DAVID Duggleby of Scarborough and Lyon & Turnbull of Edinburgh have joined the Society of Fine Art Auctioneers. The announcement of their membership comes as SOFAA also open their doors to valuers for the first time and change the society’s name to the Society of Fine Art Auctioneers and Valuers.

SOFAA strike deal to accredit fine arts degree at Southampton

14 January 2003

THE Society of Fine Art Auctioneers have agreed to accredit the Southampton Institute’s BA (Hons) Fine Arts Valuation degree as an approved entry route to professional qualification within the Society.

Vote aims to widen SOFAA’s influence among the profession

28 October 2002

THE Society of Fine Art Auctioneers have voted through measures to widen their membership and strengthen their influence as a professional body. Thirty five of the 36 members took part in the ballot – all of them voted to open up the membership to include valuers and individual associate members. Until now, membership has been restricted to auction firms.

SOFAA to vote on fundamental changes to membership

07 October 2002

Members of the Society of Fine Art Auctioneers are being asked to vote by post this month on far-reaching proposals which could significantly change the nature and power base of the society.

SOFAA want to back Southampton

29 April 2002

Auctioneers’ society aims to extend its influence and admit valuers as members: THE Society of Fine Art Auctioneers, concerned over the RICS decision to derecognise the Southampton Institute training courses for the trade, is to vote on approving them itself.

25 years of SOFAA

15 June 2001

THE Society of Fine Art Auctioneers celebrated its silver jubilee at the Royal Thames Yacht Club in Knightsbridge last week, with chairman Chris Ewbank announcing a surge in membership.

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